Alcohol & Drug Statistics

Benedictine College (BC) Statistics

 

Data obtained from BC students (227 respondents) via the SIUC/Core Institute Alcohol and Drug Survey in Spring 2017.

 

General Information

 

Alcohol

  • 76.7% of the students consumed alcohol in the past year ("annual prevalence").
  • 60.4% of the students consumed alcohol in the past 30 days ("30-day prevalence").
  • 38.3% of underage students (younger than 21) consumed alcohol in the previous 30 days.
  • 24.2% of students reported binge drinking in the previous two weeks. A binge is defined as consuming 5 or more drinks in one sitting.

 

Drugs

  • 13.3% of the students have used marijuana in the past year ("annual prevalence").
  • 7.1% of the students are current marijuana users ("30-day prevalence").
  • 4.0% of the students have used an illegal drug other than marijuana in the past year ("annual prevalence").
  • 2.2% of the students are current users of illegal drugs other than marijuana ("30-day

 

Negative Behaviors/Consequences

 

22.2% reported some form of public misconduct at least once during the past year as a result of drinking or drug use.

 

16.4% reported experiencing some kind of serious personal problems at least once during the past year as a result of drinking or drug use.

 

NOTE: BC plans to administer the SIUC/Core Alcohol and Drug Survey to BC students every 2 years in the Spring semester.

 

National Statistics

 

Data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - College Drinking: Changing the Culture:1

 

1,825 students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes.

 

599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol.

 

696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

 

97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.

 

400,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 had unprotected sex and more than 100,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.

 

About 25% of students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.

 

1https://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/statistics/consequences.aspx